Rory John Zak

Rory John Zak

Pickin' in the Pines Music Series Presented by Connie Fenner State Farm Agency

Rory John Zak

Pickin' in the Pines Music Series Presented by Connie Fenner State Farm Agency

Event Information

Weather Policy

All events are rain or shine.

Rain coats and ponchos are allowed for all events.  Umbrellas are not allowed for most events.  Please check the Items Allowed/Prohibited on the specific event page you are attending to see if umbrellas are allowed.

In the event of severe weather conditions (thunder/lightning, etc.) announcements will be made from the stage concerning the status of the event due to weather conditions. We ask all patrons to remain calm and listen for these announcements.

Information will be posted on the Amphitheatre Facebook and Twitter pages, at or call our weather Hotline at 919-459-8332 for updates before & during the event.

In the event of a weather delay please listen for the air horn in the parking lot as signal it is safe to re-enter the venue.  Please keep your ticket & have it ready when re-entering the gate.  Venue policy is no refunds or exchanges in the event of rain.

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Food & Beverage Policy

For this event, guests are allowed to bring in food, and non-alcoholic beverages. 

All items must fit in a clear bag or clear cooler no larger than 12" x 12" x 9". 

Concessions will be open selling a variety of food and beverages during each event.  You can see a list of offerings on our Crescent Cafe menu.

Restaurant partners will be available to pre-order food and have it ready upon your arrival. Order from one of our Picnic in the Park partners! 

Groups 10+

SAVE BIG on all Pickin' in the Pines events!

$3 lawn ticket for groups 10 or more.  

Please contact Jessica at [email protected] to purchase!

Items Allowed

  • Booth Amphitheatre prides itself on bringing a wide variety of events to Cary, NC!  What our guests are allowed to bring into each event varies from event to event.   Please review each event page before attending each event!

    Guests can bring the following items to this event:

  • 12" x 12" x 9" Clear bags & Clear Coolers only. All items must fit in clear bags/clear coolers of the allowed size.
  • Food
  • Non-Alcoholic beverages ONLY.
  • Lawn chairs:
    • Please remove the chair from the bag before the security checkpoint.
    • No footrest or canopy.
    • No lounge or tri-fold chairs.
  • Blankets & Towels
  • Small Clutch purses no larger than 4.5” x 6.5 “ 
  • Raincoats & Ponchos
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Reusable bottles & Cups.  Water fill stations are available in the Cobblestone Courtyard.
  • Dogs on leashes are allowed for this event.



All small clutches, clear bags & clear coolers are subject to search.

Items Prohibited

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bags & Backpacks (Please see our clear bag policy)
  • Coolers (Unless it is clear, see our clear bag policy)
  • Drones
  • Fireworks/Sparklers of any kind
  • Frisbees, soccer balls, and all sporting equipment.
  • Go Pros, Audio or video recorders
  • Grills & Open Flames (inside or outside the venue)
  • Liquor
  • Mats of any kind, including Yoga mats
  • Tablets of any kind
  • Tables of any kind
  • Tents/Staking
  • Tarps/Plastic
  • Professional cameras with detachable lenses 
  • Wagons
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Include but not limited to knives, guns, tasers, chains, studded/spiked jewelry)

Picnic in the Park Order Food!


Let us pack your picnic! Pre-order food through our Picnic in the Park and have it waiting for you at concessions when you arrive! 

Our virtual Café offers a variety of food items from Pizza HutLowes FoodsTaziki's Mediterranean Café, and Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.  

Please notice the cutoff time to order your food is 5 PM the day before the event.

Purchasing Tickets

We strongly encourage purchasing tickets online before the event.  Tickets may not be available on the day/night of the event.   

The Box Office is open for limited hours please check out the Box Office page for office hours.  Box Office hours will be limited to the night of the event only.  

Rory John Zak - Bio


Rory John Zak is a 21-year old native North Carolinian country/pop artist, currently based in Myrtle Beach, SC. From a young age, Rory demonstrated a gift for piano sparking a lifelong love of music. Rory went on to develop into a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist winning talent competitions and performing weekly shows as a solo artist and band front-man while still in high school. That popularity garnered the attention of The Carolina Opry in Myrtle Beach and at the age of 17, he became the youngest full-time cast member in their 35-year history. Frequent trips to Nashville growing up also led to friendships and introductions to songwriters and industry veterans who took notice of the young man with the big smile and personality to match. Despite a busy schedule back home, Rory continued to travel to Music City to write and record as often as possible. You can hear the coastal influences in Rory’s music melded with his country roots from growing up spending summers in the Outer Banks to living the beach life in SC. You can currently see Rory perform nightly at select venues and festivals in the Southeast USA.

Venue Policies


Koka Booth Amphitheatre continues to make the safety of our guests and staff our highest priority.  We continuously monitor and update our protocols based on federal, state, and local guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19.  We also take into consideration the safety protocols and procedures requested by our visiting artists, promoters, and crews.   

Masks are not currently required in outdoor settings in Cary but are strongly encouraged in situations where social distancing is difficult to maintain.  Masks will be required when visiting the restroom facilities on-site, in accordance with local mandates for masking in indoor or enclosed spaces, so please bring your masks.    



Koka Booth Amphitheatre has enhanced its public safety policy to include a clear bag policy. Clear bags are easily searched and significantly reduce faulty bag searches. They also support the Department of Homeland Security's "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign. Our goal is to create a safe experience for all guests and staff.



Re-Entry is allowed for this event. If you have a request for re-entry, contact an event staff supervisor at the gate prior to leaving.


Children 12 & under are free on the lawn for this event.

Tickets are required for ALL AGES for the reserved seating areas when applicable even if they will sit on an adult lap.





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